WHO regional director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso Moeti said Thursday that 11,000 Ebola vaccines are being prepared in Geneva and are expected to arrive in Guinea over the weekend.
Published on Feb 18, 2021 07:38 PM IST
AP | , Dakar, Senegal
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said “Disease X”, where “X” stands for unexpected, is hypothetical for now, an outbreak that scientists and public health experts fear could lead to serious disease around the world if and when it occurs.
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 03:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
The United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Monday that the deadly virus, which causes haemorrhagic fever like Ebola, can now also be transmitted through human-to-human contact.
Updated on Nov 18, 2020 10:15 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
It is not clear when Donald Trump’s decision on cutting ties over the UN agency’s handling of Covid-19 will come into effect and the WHO has not confirmed receiving official notification of withdrawal.
Updated on Jun 11, 2020 05:22 AM IST
Geneva/Zurich |Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
This is Congo’s 11th outbreak of Ebola since the virus was first discovered in the country in 1976.
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 10:39 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |hindustantimes.com
Congo was on Sunday due to mark an end to an outbreak of the virus that has killed more than 2,200 people since August 2018.
Updated on Apr 12, 2020 04:53 PM IST
It had been nearly 42 days without a case, and WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the declaration had been planned for Monday.
Updated on Apr 10, 2020 09:52 PM IST
Johannesburg |Associated Press
The blast happened Monday at “Vector”, a state-run virus and biotechnology research centre that is one of only two locations in the world to hold the smallpox virus.
Published on Sep 17, 2019 08:33 PM IST
Moscow |Agence France-Presse
A new study says that mathematics could help to understand human behaviours that lead to the spread of infectious diseases.
Updated on Aug 17, 2018 10:48 AM IST
Asian News International | HT Correspondent
The use of the experimental vaccine developed by Merck marks a “paradigm shift” in how to fight Ebola, the World Health Organization said.
Updated on May 21, 2018 11:49 PM IST
Reuters, London | HT Correspondent
The spread of Ebola from a rural area to Mbandaka, a city of more than 1 million people, has raised alarm as the deadly disease can spread more quickly in densely populated urban centres.
Updated on May 20, 2018 04:55 PM IST
Associated Press, Kinshasa (Congo) |Associated Press
In Geneva, the World Health Organization (WHO) said lab tests in the DRC confirmed the presence of Ebola virus in two out of five samples collected from patients.
Updated on May 09, 2018 08:33 AM IST
Agence France-Presse, Kinshasa |Agence France-Presse